KULeuven -- Remote Sensing Researcher “Development of a Garden Monitor for Flanders based on Remote Sensing”

Posted-Deadline 22/09/2017 -  01/12/2017
Type Job vacancy
Description KU Leuven is a university research and education institution with an international character. The KU Leuven Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has the mission to carry out state-of-the-art scientific research with respect to the functioning of geo- and ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales, including the interaction between humans and the environment and the sustainable management of natural resources.

The Forest, Nature and Landscape division at KU Leuven has a proven track record in research with respect to the sustainable management of natural resources and functioning of natural and manmade ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales. The group works on natural habitats, forests, agricultural land and urban green and their ecosystem services, as well as on the development of methodological tools needed to analyse and quantify science in these fields, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), multi-criteria analysis, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and remote sensing.

The Spatial Applications Division Leuven is a long standing cooperative initiative of several research groups of the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences of KU Leuven. The overall topic is Geographic Information Science and Technologies (GI S&T) and their applications for physical land management and socio-economic assessments.
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Responsibilities

Your tasks are:
  • perform the remote sensing analysis (including image pre-processing) required to develop a garden reference map
  • explore the specific potential of Pleiades and Sentinel2 imagery for characterizing gardens
  • coordinate and assist in collecting in situ reference data on garden location and characteristics
  • closely collaborate with project partners
  • transfer your expertise in geo-ICT to the rest of the research team
  • communicate project results to BELSPO, project partners and relevant stakeholders and on scientific conferences, through presentations, reports and articles
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Organisation KULeuven - Division Forest, Nature and Landscape
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